“The true meaning of life
is to plant trees, under whose
shade you do not expect to sit.”
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Our Seventh District Members "Give Back" to the community in a variety of ways. We hope to share their stories on this page. Keep visiting for updates!
December 8, 2018--NEW YORK CITY, NY –Special Olympics New York President and CEO Stacey Hengsterman and Golisano Foundation Executive Director Ann Costello announced that Rochester, NY pediatric dentist and Special Olympics Clinical Director Dr. Abrahim Caroci received the 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award for New York State — the highest regional honor for Special Olympics health partners.
The award was presented to Dr. Caroci Saturday, December 8th at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City at the Special Olympics New York Floor Hockey Winter Classic. The presentation was a part of the Opening Ceremonies.
Dr. Caroci is one of only 109 individuals and organizations in the world to be honored this year with the Golisano Health Leadership Award. Read entire article here: http://golisanofoundation.org/Golisano-Foundation/Newsroom/News2018/News_GHLA_AbraCaroci_12.7.18.aspx .
Seventh District Member Dr. Caroci received the 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award for New York State
Joseph A. Viola, D.D.S. Donation to HUGS, Inc. READ MORE
Each Year, the County Components of Seventh District Dental Society donate to local charities for the holiday season. Below are some of those donations in December 2017. As we receive Thank You notes, we will post below:
Wayne County Dental Society-donated Walmart Gift Cards to Roosevelt Children's Center (Thank You Note)
Steuben County Dental Society - Food Link
Cayuga County - Christmas Elf C/O CSCAA - Providing Christams gifts for local children and families (Thank You Note)
Monroe County Dental Society made a number of donations including:
- Ibero-American Action League - To support families displaced by Hurricane Maria (Thank You Note)
- HOPE (Dental Clinic in Borgne, Haiti) For thousands of Borgne residents there is now access to professional dentistry and preventive care. The ASB (Borgne Medical Alliance) dental clinic opened in 2012 and is staffed by a full-time dentist, Dr. Ruthza, plus an intern; and we have several in-service dental visits from U.S. volunteer dentists. This past year the clinic was upgraded with digital x-ray technology; and began doing root-canal work through Dr. Ruthza. As the clinic’s founder, Dr. Steve Burgart (Dokte Steve) would say, “most people in Borgne generally have mostly good teeth, and one or two very bad ones’. This is symptomatic of a community that had basically no access to professional dentistry to provide preventive care or early treatment of dental problems (cavities and disease). Thank You Note
- Boys & Girls Club of Rochester: Each year, Dr. Steven Damilio has acted as Santa and delivered gifts from MCDS to the kids during their Breakfast with Santa Celebration.
Boys & Girls Club Breakfast with Santa
The Staff of NYSDA Giving Back at the Holiday through ADOPT A FAMILY. Thank You!
2017 NYSDA Adopt a Family Photo